English Literatures in International Contexts

1. Edition, 2000
436 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-1020-2
Product: Book
Edition: Hardcover
Subject: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Series: Anglistische Forschungen, Volume No.: 283
Available: 19.12.2000

Keywords: Interkulturalität, Englischsprachige Literatur, Transnationalität

Anglophone literary and cultural studies have been characterized in recent years by a marked growth of interest in literatures in English not only from the British Isles and from the United States of America, but from many other regions of the world. Whether the vast body of the texts which have thus been made the object of critical research are tackled under the paradigms of postcolonial studies or whether we prefer to negotiate and refer to them as examples of the so-called New English Literatures, the inter- and multicultural frameworks of such writings place them in many-facetted international contexts which produce a polyphonic cultural dialogism of heterogeneous voices and ideas. The essays collected here offer critical case studies of Anglophone writings in their international contexts as well as theoretical conceptualizations of major cultural factors. The list of contributors includes Bill Ashcroft. Malcolm Bradbury, Andrew Parkin, Helen Tiffin, Bart Moore-Gilbert and many more scholars from all around the world.